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MO1013 - Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Subacute Conditions

Credit points: 0.5
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This module has been developed specifically for allied health professionals in the following professions; Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Podiatry.

This module builds rural generalist knowledge and skills in service provision for consumers experiencing complex musculoskeletal conditions who are living in rural and remote communities. The module will examine osteoarthritis as the primary example of a complex musculoskeletal condition with high prevalence in rural and remote areas. Participants will enhance their knowledge and skills in assessment, clinical reasoning, consumer management and self-management skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply an advanced knowledge of the aetiology, patho-anatomy, predisposing factors, clinical presentation and natural progression of musculoskeletal conditions in a rural/remote context to the allied health professional role;
  • Assess complex musculoskeletal conditions and create management plans for consumers in rural/remote contexts with a multi-disciplinary focus;
  • Design and clearly communicate multi-disciplinary management strategies, using best evidence-based practice and clinical experience, for rural/remote consumers with complex musculoskeletal conditions.
Prerequisites: Participants are responsible for ensuring they are practicing in accordance with the regulatory instruments of their specific allied health profession, within their own personal scope of practice and experience level and in accordance with the policies of their employer. This module requires access to a patient or consumer with complex osteoarthritis, including persistent pain, so as to demonstrate achievement of module outcomes in the appropriate clinical context.


Study Period 14, External
Census Date 06-May-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones, Dr Carol Flavell
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones, Dr Carol Flavell.
Workload expectations:
  • 22 hours - Integrated online and work-based learning activities
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assessments 1) case report (must pass). 2) self-management education resource (must pass).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.